Aircraft Photo of A73-62 | Avro 694 Lincoln Mk.31 | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net #107066
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:A73-62
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 694/695 Lincoln/Lincolnian
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 694/695 Lincoln/Lincolnian
Aircraft Version:Avro 694 Lincoln Mk.31
Licence-built by:GAF
C/n (msn):[ A73-62 ]
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Melbourne - Fishermans Bend (closed)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:None
 
Photo Date:1952
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 107066
Photo Comment

A73-62 was the first new Lincoln delivered with an extended nose to provide room for additional crew and equipment needed for maritime reconnaissance operations. The final 12 Australian-built Lincolns (of 73) were modified before delivery and eight others were returned by the RAAF to Government Aircraft Factory for conversion, including the prototype. -62 was withdrawn from use in 1961. The location of the photo is believed to the GAF factory at Fisherman's Bend in inner-city Melbourne. The airstrip closed in 1957. This is an official photo by GAF.

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